Tired of seeing ads while studying? Now you can enjoy an "Ads Free" version of the site for as little as 10¢ a day.

Bible Encyclopedias

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


(Heb. Zebul', זְבל , habitation; Sept. Ζεβούλ; Josephus, Ζέβουλος ), the chief man (שִׂר, A. V. "ruler") of the city of Shechem at the time of the contest between Abimelech and the native Canaanites (Judges 9:28; Judges 9:30; Judges 9:36; Judges 9:38; Judges 9:41). B.C. 1319. He governed the town as the "officer" (פָּקַיד; Sept. ἐπίσκοπος; Josephus, ζένος Ant. 5, 7, 4]) of Abimelech while the latter was absent; and he took part against the Canaanites by shutting them out of the city when-Abimelech was encamped outside it. His conversation with Gaal, the Canaanitish leader, as they stood in the gate of Shechem watching the approach of the armed bands, gives Zebul a certain individuality among the many characters of that time of confusion. (See ABIMELECH).

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information
McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Zebul'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

Search for…
Enter query in the box below:
Choose a letter to browse:
Prev Entry
Next Entry